Are we alone?

July 7, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Barry McMurdo says:

    Are we alone? Yes, always!

    Thank you for the question, Erich. We enjoyed it very much.

    It took us back to: 'No man is an island'.

    Like a magician's trick, the word, 'alone' is the misdirection.

    The word 'we' is where the magic is.

    'We' is a skin-word (boundaries), measuring our feeling of connectedness.

    We expand,

    from skin,

    to tribe,

    to species,

    to sentient life,

    to all life,

    to matter,

    to energy, (both light and dark),

    to all; ∞

    we contract,

    from skin,

    to organs,

    to cells,

    to atoms,

    to quanta

    to nothing; 0

    Resembling breath.

    Are we al(l)one? Yes, al(l)ways!

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